Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Last Summer Rose

The signs are here - autumn approaches.  There is that certain crispness in the air now, especially in the mornings.  The air smells different too...
...I sense more of the cold, northern ocean in it.
I have to close windows at night now and the spiders all want to come in. (eek!)
    The hydrangeas are fading on the bushes and there are leaves falling from a few trees already.  And the last roses are on the final rose bush in the back yard.  I brought a few in for us all to enjoy...
In the gloaming of a late summer's night,
There comes to me a pensive sight.
One stately lady in rose-flushed shades,
stands tall as the season slowly fades.
A patch, once florid, under the summer sun,
has sung its last, its swan song is done.
The last of the summer roses...

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Favorite Recipe for Fall

All it took was one foggy, wet, cool morning this last Sunday to put me in the mood for fall already!
I spent my lunch hour at work today researching tartans and wool flannel fabric online to make a suit with.
Tonight I broke out some fall recipes and made fidget pie and this cream of mushroom soup, from a Silver Palette cookbook from the early 1990's.  I used the recipe for the English pie from an older issue of Victoria magazine.  The article said fidget pie was the favorite dish of Charles Dickins.

I haven't made this mushroom soup in years but my mouth watered at the memory so I had to run to the grocery store on my way home from work tonight to get the extras I didn't already have at home.

Now, this soup is NOT "Weight Watcher friendly" but I am more then willing to count these points because this is the best mushroom soup you will ever taste.
I created a free recipe card for you to download.
I don't usually post recipes but this soup is so wonderful, I had to share!
Bon Appetit!